A Monograph on the Fossil Lepadidae, or Pedunculated Cirripedes of Great Britain. [and] A Monograph on the Fossil Balandiae & Verrucidae


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    First Edition.

    29.5cm x 23cm. vi, 88, [10], [2] pages, 5 plates; [vi], 44, [4] pages, 2 plates, 2 volumes in 1. Modern half leather, marbled papered boards.

    The two parts were published as monographs in the Palaeontographical Society’s series. The Index to Volume II is not present; it was apparently overlooked and not published until 1858, when it appeared as a single leaf. The collation of this copy differs slightly from Freeman’s in which no mention is made of the final leaf in Volume I, and which gives only pp. [iv] for the preliminaries to Volume II. As Freeman notes, a complete set of the Palaeontographical Society’s monograph volumes appeared in facsimile in 1966, but Darwin’s work was not available alone. FREEMAN 342.

    A duplicate from the Bibliotheque Universitaire, Bordeaux, with stamp on title-pages, in the bottom margin of plates and in margins of a few text pages. Minor discolouration to leather. Some leaves tanned. Partially unopened. The plates foxed (moreso to those in volume 2) and with a small stain to the crown gutter corner. Plate 2 in volume 2 also with a small stain to the tail edge and a light crease to the tail fore-edge corner. Occasional minor foxing to the text. Good Condition.

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